Missing Links in Early Childhood Education - Vocabulary Cloze

Text and activity set by: Feb Paquera

First, do this activity. Listen to the recording if necessary: MP3. Fill in all the gaps with the missing words, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Click the this button again for another letter. You can also click on "[?]" for a different hint. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues! Next, do: Cloze. Finally, do the Quiz.

Primero, haz la actividad de vocabulario. Escucha la grabación si es necesario. Rellena los espacios en blanco con las palabras que faltan. Haz click en "Check" para comprobar tus aciertos. Si te resulta difícil la respuesta utiliza el botón "Hint" y te revelará una letra de la casilla en la que te encuentres, puedes clickear varias veces en "Hint" y te dará cada vez una letra más de la palabra. Para obtener ayuda también puedes clickear en el botón "[?]" y te dará una pista. Perderás puntos con las pistas.


   accommodate      adjustment      afford      aim      ample      approach      aspiration      awareness      believe      bloomer      catch      confinement      constrain      contentious      counter      counterpart      crucial      developmental      devote      disappointment      diverse      drill      ecological      endeavor      engage      enhanced      expression      for      forceful      furthermore      hamper      homelike      humane      imaginative      imposed      inclination      indoor      innate      intrinsically      jumpstart      justifies      key      latter      long      mastery      maturity      monotonous      motor      naturalist      neglect      oneself      operational      outdoor      outlying      pattern      pave      peer      pitfall      point      predict      premise      pretend      prior      purpose      question      rapid      reform      regardless      remarkable      resource      room      run      score      seem      seemingly      short      stakeholder      standardized      stem      store      supposed      surely      sustained      tap      thereby      thriving      thus      too      track      unlikely      water      yet   
Vocabulary List:
a - an amendment of what is defective, vicious, corrupt, or depraved.
- marked by heated arguments or controversy.
- a person or organisation with a legitimate interest in a given situation, action or enterprise.
to call - to request, to demand.
- in a version or form that has been improved or made better than some other standard form.
an - a manner in which a problem is solved or policy is made.
to - to try to gain something; to attempt to reach a target or goal.
- consisting of many different elements; various; different; unlike; dissimilar; distinct; separate.
- something previously stated or assumed as the basis of further argument.
to from - to be caused by, to be derived from; to originate from, to be due to, to arise from.
- having regard for the health and well-being of another; compassionate.
- that stays and thrives; flourishing or prospering.
to - expected or permitted to.
to down - to make weaker.
- relatively remote from some central location; located outside of some boundary or limit.
- an ardent, passionate or strong wish or desire.
to into - to establish a connection with something, especially in order to take advantage of something; to access a resource or object.
- a mental tendency.
the end the means - morally wrong actions are sometimes necessary to achieve morally right outcomes; actions can only be considered morally right or wrong by virtue of the morality of the outcome.
as as - depending upon some condition or requirement; provided that; if, assuming
to - to earn points, to achieve a mark or grade as in a test.
a test - a test that is administered and scored in a consistent manner, usually they are designed in such a way that the questions, conditions for administering, scoring procedures, and interpretations are consistent and are administered and scored in a predetermined manner.
a - somebody or something who/that is at an equal level.
- paying no attention to
- relating to or being the second of two items previously mentioned.
to to do or experience something - to stand or bear without serious detriment, as an act which might under other circumstances be injurious.
– tedious, boring, wearisome, repetitious or lacking in variety.
- fully sufficient; abundant; liberal; large; great in size, extent, capacity.
to be - to behave or act naturally, without regard to how this behavior is perceived by others.
to do something out of something - to do it with the motivation of.
in - awaiting; in readiness, in reserve, forthcoming.
pre- stage - the second stage of a child's cognitive development according to Jean Piaget's theory, and which is estimated to occur about the time the child starts to talk at about the age of 2 until around the age of 7.
- having a lively or creative imagination.
games of or "make-believe" games - act of pretending; games where one assumes something is true when in fact one knows it is not; the act of pretending that what is imaginary is real.
- as a result, consequently, for this reason.
a of view - a position from which something is seen; an outlook; a standpoint, an attitude, an opinion, or a set of beliefs.
for something - opportunity or scope to do something, sufficient space for or to do something.
- the act of keeping within bounds or within in a limited space or area.
- situated in, or designed to be used in, or carried on within the interior of a building.
a - an activity done repeatedly as an exercise or practice.
- in addition; besides; what's more; used to denote additional information.
a make- play or game - a game of pretend.
- describing neurons that create the ability to move.
play - mastery play is a development level where the child has been able to master abilities to the point where they can get very elaborate with their play and at the same time concentrate on other things. mastery play challenges the brain to grow and develop as they develop their skills while honing their other faculties. it usually emerges at around the age of five years and develops as the child grows.
to – to attract and hold the attention of.
- situated in, designed to be used in, or carried on in the open air.
self- - the means by which one's personal characteristics are displayed; showing one's internal beliefs or character by means of external actions/changes.
- by it, by that.
a non- manner - a natural way or method of doing or achieving something without the use of force.
- relating to ecology, the interrelationships of organisms and their environment.
intelligence - intelligence demonstrated by someone committed to studying nature or natural history.
- something that one uses to achieve an objective.
- important, indispensable.
a precondition - a requirement which must be satisfied before taking a course of action.
to - to get something going or cause it to start quickly.
a of something - depending upon; a matter of something; a problem of something.
- held continuously at a certain level.
to run to - to defy or oppose something, especially an expectation, custom, or social standard; to be in conflict with something.
-lived - alive or existent for only a short period of time.
an gift - a talent or natural ability.
to - to attempt through application of effort, to work with purpose.
- from appearances alone; appearing to be the case although not being certain.
to the way - to make future development easier.
slowly but - in a slow, yet careful manner.
- describes a process or concept which occurs quickly.
– but.
to - to restrict, slow, or block the movement or progress of someone or something.
a - a potential problem, hazard, or danger that is easily encountered but not immediately obvious.
to be motivated - to be more likely to engage in the task willingly as well as work to improve one's skills, which will increase one's capabilities; to attribute one's educational results to factors under one's own control, also known as autonomy; to recognize one's skill that allows oneself to be an effective agent in reaching desired goals (i.e. the results are not determined by luck); to be interested in mastering a topic, rather than just rote-learning to achieve good grades.
in the long - also "in the long term"; after a very long time; eventually; over a long period of time; more generally.
- established or applied by authority.
to - to force physically, by strong persuasion or pressurizing; to compel; to oblige; to keep within close bounds; to confine; to reduce a result in response to limited resources.
- not likely to happen; not to be reasonably expected.
- the emotion felt when a strongly held expectation is not met; a circumstance in which a strongly held expectation is not met.
to - to appear; to look outwardly; to be perceived as.
to - to adapt; to conform to circumstances; to give consideration to; to allow for; to be conformable or adapted; to become adjusted.
needs - the physical, social, emotional, mental, and spiritual needs of an individual as they grow or develop.
to - to give one's time, focus one's efforts, commit oneself, etc. entirely for, on, or to a certain matter.
- worthy of being remarked or noticed; noticeable; extraordinary.
- having the comfortable characteristics of a home.
to – before.
to - to observe the measured state of an object over time.
– extremely significant or important.
to - to disregard or pay little attention to something; to fail to care for, or attend to something; to fail to do or carry out something due to oversight, or something that is left out, missed or forgotten, or due to carelessness.
to - to state, or make something known in advance, especially using inference or special knowledge.
- full level of development; the state of being fully developed.
- the behavioural process of balancing conflicting needs, or needs against obstacles in the environment.
- the state or quality of being conscious of something.
a - an object to be reached; a target; an aim; a goal; a result that is desired; an intention; the reason for which something is done, or the reason it is done in a particular way.
a late - a person who matures comparatively later than is typical; a person who achieves proficiency or success in a field comparatively late in life.
to up - to be reaching something that had been ahead; to compensate for or make up a deficiency.
a - a person or thing having the same function or characteristics as another.
a - a representative example of a particular sequence of events, facts, etc. which can be understood, used to predict the future or seen to have a certain relationship.
it's never late to do or accomplish something - there is always a chance to catch up.